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5 talking points from the 3rd Ashes Test
5 talking points from the 3rd Ashes Test

This Ashes series has been swinging from one end to the other like a pendulum. England won one, when no one gave them a chance and won it well. Australia then pulled one back and thumped England when the momentum was going the other way. England then came back from looking down and out and losing by more than 400 runs to beat Australia again. Such have been the times that if you are an English fan, you will dread the fourth Test, because th

Jul 31 2015
Australian PM's XI match on October 23rd
Australian PM's XI match on October 23rd

Brett Lee with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Melbourne, July 31 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday confirmed that the annual Prime Minister's XI match will take place on October 23 at Manuka Oval against New Zealand. The match will be New Zealand's first official match on Australian shores before the first Commonwealth Bank Test match in Brisbane beginning on November 5. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a statement: &

Jul 31 2015
England thrash hapless Australia inside 3 days
England thrash hapless Australia inside 3 days

Finn’s 6-wicket haul helped England take control England have staged a dramatic comeback in the Investec Ashes series by demolishing Australia inside 3 days by 8 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the series. After suffering a massive loss in the second Test at Lord’s, there were so many question marks surrounding the team, but they have answered back in style.  With this result, none of the three Test matches entered the fifth

Jul 31 2015
Australia's batting collapse pathetic: Geoffery Boycott
Australia's batting collapse pathetic: Geoffery Boycott

  Boycott miffed with the spine less display by Australian batsmen   Birmingham, July 31 (IANS) England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has said Australia's batting collapse on the second day of the third Ashes Test was both "pathetic" and "embarrassing". Australia reached 168 for seven on Thursday as right-arm pacer Steven Finn bagged five wickets despite left-handed opening batsman David Warner's fi

Jul 31 2015
Bayliss had major role in England's comeback: Mark Waugh
Bayliss had major role in England's comeback: Mark Waugh

Trevor Bayliss made sure that the England were back in hunt   Birmingham, July 31 (IANS) Former Australian batsman and present national selector Mark Waugh believes England's remarkable turnaround in the Ashes series that has seen them rebound from a thumping to the brink of triumph in two days of cricket could owe much to their Australian coach, Trevor Bayliss. Waugh on Friday said he had been caught by surprise at England's

Ashes 2015: Big blow to England as Anderson has been ruled out of the 3rd and 4th Test
Ashes 2015: Big blow to England as Anderson has been ruled out of the 3rd and 4th Test

Big blow for England as Anderson has been ruled England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the rest of the Edgbaston Test and will be unavailable for the next Test at Trent Bridge as well because of a side strain injury. Anderson will be unavailable for the 4th Investec #Ashes Test at Trent Bridge pic.twitter.com/0JGjiTdD0P — England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 31, 2015 His availability for the final Test at The Oval

Jul 31 2015
Video: Classic Jim Laker scalps 19 wickets in a single Test against Australia
Video: Classic Jim Laker scalps 19 wickets in a single Test against Australia

History was made in Old Trafford in 1956 when legendary off-spinner Jim Laker took 19 wickets against Austraila in a single Test match. He single-handedly demolished the Australian batting line-up. Laker took 9 wickets in the first innings by giving away just 37 runs. In the second innings, came back even stronger as he himself cleaned the Aussies batting order by claiming all 10 wickets alone for 53 runs. He became the first bowler to take all

Jul 31 2015
Video: Adam Voges' no-look catch stumps Alastair Cook
Video: Adam Voges' no-look catch stumps Alastair Cook

Catch with closed eyes The Ashes third Test has been a bad journey so far for the Australians. But their player Adam Voges has provided a rare highlight for the team when he caught an unbelievably lucky catch to dismiss England skipper Alastair Cook on the first day. Cook couldn’t believe it first when he got out, but soon Voges made everyone believe that he caught it without even looking at it. After the Aussies were bowled ou

Jul 31 2015
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
Ashes 2015, 3rd Test: Steven Finn's five put England in command
Ashes 2015, 3rd Test: Steven Finn's five put England in command

Finn rips through Australia on Day 2 England find themselves in the driver's seat after Steven Finn's five-wicket haul demolished Australia's batting line-up on the Day 2 of third Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The home team started the day on 133 for 3 and were trailing by 3 runs. Mitchell Johnson started the day with two early blows and soon England were in trouble. After Joe Root got out after scoring 63 runs, it was Moeen Ali and

Jul 30 2015
Comic: James Anderson makes the ball talk, literally!
Comic: James Anderson makes the ball talk, literally!

Anderson himself gifts England something special  

Jul 30 2015
Australia A in driver's seat against India A
Australia A in driver's seat against India A

Bancroft scored 150 to stable Australia’s innings Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Based on a brilliant and patient 150 from opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, Australia A ended the second day's play at 329/9 to take a 194-run first innings lead over India A in the second and last four-day cricket match being played at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Thursday. Resuming the day at 43 for no loss, the visitors batted the whole day to tak

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket

Mitchell Johnson jumps in delight after picking up his 300th Test wicket In what is becoming a day of landmarks in cricket, Mitchell Johnson picked up the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on Day 2 of the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia to reach the landmark of 300 Test wickets.  He is the fifth Australian bowler to reach this mark for Australia after Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee and Brett Lee. In

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets

Dale Steyn is congratulated by his teammates after picking up his 400th Test wicket Dale Steyn joined the illustrious 400-Test wickets club after he dismissed Tamim Iqbal in the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa which got underway at Mirpur today. He completed the feat in his 80th Test match, the same as the great Sir Richard Hadlee. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has been quicker to achieve the landmark with the Sri

Jul 30 2015
Is this Ashes series the last chance for Michael Clarke to prove he's not a passenger in the team?
Is this Ashes series the last chance for Michael Clarke to prove he's not a passenger in the team?

Time’s running out buddy!  July 22, 2005. Lord’s, London. A young, blonde Australian swipes a delivery to cover. The delivery is okay. The swipe? Not so much. Poor, some might say. Shocking, others might say. One thing is clear, though. It was careless. Arrogant. Haughty. Cocksure. On an ordinary day, it would have been gratefully pouched by the fielder. But not today. The fielder is Kevin Pietersen. The batsman is Michael

Jul 30 2015
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